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News Items – 9/11 Edition

Special 9/11 Issue

Damron: The emotional toll of 9/11
The State
Six of us sat behind telephones, struggling to ignore the television cameras, the lights and the news crew in front of us. We were social workers and mental health clinicians invited by Channel 19 to take phone calls. It was one week after 9/11.

9/11 Ten Years Later: An Interview with Ground Zero Counselor Tab
WHQR Public Radio
As part of WHQR’s special coverage for the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Jemila Ericson interviewed Tab Ballis, a licensed clinical social worker in Wilmington.

Memories of 9/11: Pamela Spitz
New York Times (blog)
As the 10th anniversary comes and goes, I will continue to do my work as a social worker in honor of my dad who never came home that day.

9/11 TEN YEARS LATER: Attacks still fresh for some, grief counselors say
The Mercury
The challenges have only evolved, and I think that that is a misconception people have, that it’s 10 years later and people should be ‘over it,'” said Michelle Doherty, a Branford resident and licensed clinical social worker at Voices of September 11th in New Canaan. “But I think it’s the tip of the iceberg; we’re just starting to see more survivors come forward” in need of services.

‘I Was at Ground Zero; There Was No One to Save’
Arutz Sheva
By Hana Levi Julian, LCSW-R “Can you handle it if I send you the link to the new video clip of Ground Zero?” My colleague wasn’t being kind last Thursday night. He simply knows the truth. Ten years ago today, I was one of the people working “the pile” — desperately yanking hunks on concrete off the smoking ruins on September 11, 2001, praying there would be someone under there left to save.

Local man helped to counsel 9/11 victims’ families
Fulton Sun
Fulton native George Garner, a licensed social worker and associate professor of social work at William Woods University, is one of those people. Garner spent eight days in October 2001 volunteering in New Jersey and New York City counseling victims’ families as they struggled to deal with what had happened to their loved ones.

Asheville couple recounts Sept. 11 experience
News Record and Sentinel
Jimmie would also soon start work as a director at the Columbia Graduate School of Social Work. Little did we know, what lay ahead of us a week later. Jimmie was busy unpacking the mountains of boxes in our apartment and I was making my first presentation with the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences to an 8:30 a.m. meeting of the Graduate Faculty Department Heads that following Tuesday, Sept. 11.

9/11 shapes worldview of generation of kids
USA Today
Jennifer Hogan, 25, of Waterford, Mich., worked with a group helping victims of domestic violence. Most of her friends, she said, are teachers, social workers, counselors. Katrina, 9/11, the wars motivate their work.

Why schools need to teach 9/11
We also know about 9/11’s long-term legacy — we have healthcare data showing that it created a kind of mass post-traumatic stress disorder, and we have evidence that it generated a significant rise in anti-Muslim bigotry.

Give an Hourâ„¢Joins with Points of Light and the HandsOn Network, Partners with National Mental Health Associations to Recognize 10th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks
PR Web
Give an Hourâ„¢, a national nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities, is joining with Points of Light and the HandsOn Network to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. GAH is partnering with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, National Association of Social Workers, and other national and state associations to engage mental health professionals in recognizing the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

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Washington, 9/11
September 11th 2001 dawned bright and clear on the East coast of the United States. At 8:46 am President George W Bush was in Florida promoting his education policy and Vice President Dick Cheney was in Washington when a Boeing 767 – American Airlines flight 11 – crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower.

The 9/11 Letters
Five internationally acclaimed writers consider the impact of the momentous events of September 11th 2001. Ten years on, these authors use imaginative letters to reflect on the consequences for Britain, America and the world.

Radio Programmes: September 11 Attacks
15 Radio Programmes

Twin Towers and terrorism: the impact 10 years on
It was the day that changed the world for ever. Or did it? Ten years on, two leading commentators, Jason Burke and Francis Fukuyama, offer an analysis of its long-term impact, and how terrorism works.

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